July 24 – 27, 2014
Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio
Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
Everyone wants peace and social justice, although we may have different ideas of what that might look like. What are the impediments to finding peace in the world, our communities, our workplaces, our homes, ourselves? What skills do we need to develop to recognize how our expectations and beliefs impact the environment in which we live?
As we work to break through the barriers of our beliefs and expectations, we may then find meaningful ways to extend ourselves in developing relationships that promote fairness and equality. We may then not only respond to “that of God” in ourselves and neighbors, but we can also be mindful of our humanity and the need to listen without judgment, to have compassion, and to be kind.
We are eager to greet old Friends and welcome newcomers in July. See you in Bluffton!
Scilla Wahrhaftig (Pittsburgh Meeting), AFSC Program Director for Pennsylvania and Instructor at Pendle Hill